Sunday, September 19, 2010

Why Haven't I Blogged??? Otherwise Known as the $3.50 Fab Table Rehab!

I haven't blogged in forever... Haven't had much to say I guess. After I finally finished my Master's Degree in the spring, I decided to take some time off from crafting and blogging. instead I have spent my time catching up on the things I missed:

(In no particular order)

1. Glee- I really wanted to watch it last year, but never could find the time to get into it. Now I guess you can call me a gleek.

2. Getting my classroom organized. This is better some days than others. I have a pretty good group of kids this year.

and 3. Looking for a new sofa table. I finally found one (for $8- yes $8! I will have to dedicate a post to it soon- the story is awesome).

I do have a summer craft project to share though:

Well, I have wanted a new table for my classroom library area for-eva! I have just been tooooo cheap. Well, after scouring Craigslist, Goodwill, and the Salvation Army for months, I hit the motherload.

I found this beaut for only $3.50 (it was half-off day at Goodwill). It had great bone structure (and a laminate! top)

Oh, when I said beaut, I meant dusty, dinged up, and hot mess! Took off the front hardware and gave it a coat of ORB

I rolled on a few coats of oil-based primer- it was starting to look good =) I also let it dry for a few days before putting on the paint. That is usually my downfall- not waiting long enough before I paint.

Here was my end result:

Another look:

Here is the inside paper (scrapbook paper that I decoupaged on):

The best part- it only cost $3.50! I had everything else =) Gotta love it! My kids have loved my reading area this year, and this table helps me store my center materials for my library area.

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